Townsend is the leader in the field of addiction treatment in Louisiana, using the most innovative treatment models and genetic research to help thousands of individuals achieve recovery. At Townsend, we understand that addiction is a chronic, progressive brain-based disease that is typically self-medicated with alcohol, drugs, gambling, compulsive overeating, and other substances or behaviors. Thus, even if the substance use and behaviors stop, the primary symptoms of addiction will still be present. Currently there is no cure for addiction, but there is hope at Townsend. Our treatment centers are focused on achieving remission of symptoms which will stop a person from seeking drugs or engaging in other behaviors to feel better.
Townsend’s intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment program is an alternative to inpatient treatment, giving patients the opportunity to recover from addiction without leaving their family or job. Most Townsend programs are in the evening, and are designed for the busy student or professional. Townsend helps patients find ways of coping with their symptoms through active engagement in successful therapeutic programming, medical care and chronic disease management for lifetime recovery. Each site’s clinical staff, comprised of licensed physicians and counselors, work as a team to provide patients individualized care to fit their specific needs. Our unique model of treatment delivers the highest quality of services and makes treatment more effective and affordable than other alternatives. Townsend's award-winning addiction care is also available in an intimate residential environment at Townsend Recovery Center.
Keeping true to our mantra of “democratizing addiction treatment”, Townsend is continuously working toward improving access to effective and affordable treatment for the disease of addiction. Townsend has been awarded numerous honors including Top Doctor from New Orleans Magazine and Health Care Hero from CityBusiness Newspaper.